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  • Awarding the Carriage of a Class Proceeding

    Introduction When loss on a mass scale occurs, class proceedings are sure to follow. If more than one action is commenced by multiple plaintiffs, the representative plaintiffs and their counsel must either agree to work together on one action or move in competition to one another on a carriage motio … Read more »

  • Pierringer Settlements Update

    Introduction In two previous blogs, we have discussed both Mary Carter and Pierringer settlements. This blog provides an update on recent developments on the impact and effect of Pierringer settlements following Alberta’s Court of Appeal (ABCA) decision in Canadian Natural Resources Limited v. Wood … Read more »

  • Corporate Identification & Civil and Criminal Responsibility

    Introduction A corporation is a fictional creation of the law. It is treated as a legal entity, and this fact creates a legal trinity of the company, its owners (shareholders) and its employees. Although they are treated, and have similar rights, as a natural person, they can only act through natura … Read more »

  • Unjust Enrichment by Wrongdoing & Waiver of Tort

    Introduction The meaning of the term “waiver of tort” is by no means clear. At its strongest, it has been described as an independent cause of action that does not require the plaintiff to prove any damage suffered by them as a result of the wrongful conduct of the defendant. The remedy would be dis … Read more »

  • When will the Courts Hear a Moot Case or Appeal?

    Introduction What happens to a lawsuit or an appeal when the issues in dispute are superseded or resolved by extraneous events? The proceeding becomes “moot” as a result of losing its practical significance. The legal outcome has been decided not by the court in question but by the incidental happen … Read more »